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Toowoomba Regional Council area

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Toowoomba Regional Council area, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to Queensland.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Toowoomba Regional Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers occupations
Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Managers8,59512.412.18,44812.712.0+147
Professionals13,38119.319.912,10218.118.9+1,279
Technicians and Trades Workers9,74914.114.29,56514.314.9+184
Community and Personal Service Workers7,89911.411.46,79710.210.0+1,102
Clerical and Administrative Workers9,74114.013.79,74614.614.7-5
Sales Workers6,5149.49.76,4899.79.8+25
Machinery Operators And Drivers4,5886.66.94,4296.67.3+159
Labourers8,01911.610.68,07312.110.6-54
Inadequately described or not stated8621.21.61,0381.61.8-176

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Queensland: 12.1% Professionals, Queensland: 19.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 14.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 11.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 13.7% Sales Workers, Queensland: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 6.9% Labourers, Queensland: 10.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 1.6% Managers, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 12.4% Professionals, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 19.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 14.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 11.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 14.0% Sales Workers, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 9.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 6.6% Labourers, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 11.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: +147 Professionals, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: +1,279 Technicians and Trades Workers, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: +184 Community and Personal Service Workers, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: +1,102 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: -5 Sales Workers, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: +25 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: +159 Labourers, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: -54 Inadequately described or not stated, Toowoomba Regional Council area - All industries: -176
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in Toowoomba Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (13,381 local workers or 19.3%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (9,749 local workers or 14.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (9,741 local workers or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 32,871 people in total or 47.4% of the local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.9% as Professionals; 14.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers; and 13.7% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

There were no major differences between the jobs held by the in Toowoomba Regional Council area and Queensland in 2016.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Toowoomba Regional Council area workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Professionals (+1,279 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,102 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+184 local workers)
  • Inadequately described or not stated (-176 local workers)

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